Professor Richard Prince
Medicine and Pharmacology, School of, QEII Medical Centre Unit
- Contact details
- School of Medicine and Pharmacology QEII Medical Centre Unit
The University of Western Australia (M503)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
- +61 8 6151 0830
- BSc MB ChB Birm., MD Melb., FRACP, MRCP(UK)
Prof Prince, initially from the UK, has lived and worked in Australia since 1975 for the majority of that time as a member of the University of Western Australia where he has taught and carried out research in the area of endocrinology. He also has an appointment as a Consultant Physician in the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital one of the major teaching hospitals in Perth and amongst the busiest tertiary hospitals in Australia. His clinical expertise covers all areas of endocrinology and diabetes in which he consults on a weekly basis.
- Key research
- Key Research
- Prof Prince has led a research group since 1985. At the current time there are 2 senior colleagues, 4 laboratory and clinical staff and 5 students. The Group is divided into clinical and laboratory research and is a truly multidisciplinary translational medicine research group. The current clinical focus is the nutritional determinants of bone and cardiovascular disease. The research approach is to use epidemiological and clinical trial methodology to study various aspects of nutrition. The laboratory research focus is on the regulation of cellular differentiation using human mesenchymal stem cells as the material for these studies. Finally via the development to international collaborations in the area of genetic epidemiology the group has collaborated clinical data to many studies of role of genetics in the development of the osteoporosis of aging itself a disorder of the elderly mesenchymal stem cell. Over the years this work has resulted in the training and development of a large number of younger researchers and the publication of over 200 papers in high quality journals.
- Research profile
Research profile and publications